King Solomon's Mines : Allan Quatermain

  • by Henry Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • Series: Allan Quatermain
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the best-selling novels of the 19th century, King Solomon's Mines has inspired dozens of adventure stories, including Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Vivid and enormously action-packed, Henry Rider Haggard's tale of danger and discovery continues to shock and thrill, as it has since it was first presented to the public and heralded as "the most amazing book ever written."
The story begins when renowned safari hunter Allan Quatermain agrees to help Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good search for King Solomon's legendary cache of diamonds. Eager to find out what is true, what is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of the mines, the tireless adventurers delve into the Sahara's treacherous Veil of Sand, where they stumble upon a mysterious lost tribe of African warriors. Finding themselves in deadly peril from that country's cruel king and the evil sorceress who conspires behind his throne, the explorers escape, but what they seek could be the most savage trap of all---the forbidden, impenetrable, and spectacular King Solomon's Mines.


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Would you listen to King Solomon's Mines again? Why?

Oh yes. Adventure, excitement, wonder, expertly written and expertly read a perfect combination.

What was one of the most memorable moments of King Solomon's Mines?

The most memorable bit was the bit between the front and back covers.

Any additional comments?

I could not recommend this book highly enough. All round superb.

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- John

simply brilliant

I have not listened to a book by this author before and I was very pleasantly surprised. I love Victorian fiction. A great story and very well narrated. Didn't want to stop listening!
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- I Asimov

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-01-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio